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Pair sought in attempted credit card fraud case

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Posted at 11:22 AM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 11:22:53-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a couple who tried to use stolen credit cards at two east Lee County stores.

According to Crime Stoppers, the victim says that on the morning of April 27th, she discovered a text alert from American Express in reference to attempts to use her credit card at the Lehigh Express and a Shell gas station on State Road 82 overnight. Upon checking her car parked in front of her Walden Lakes home in Gateway, she discovered that someone had broken into her vehicle, stealing her credit cards, purse, cash and personal identification, as well as a laptop computer.

All of the purchase attempts were declined, since the suspects did not have a correct PIN to complete the transactions.  However, photographs of the unidentified couple were obtained through video surveillance at the stores.

Anyone with information on the identities and whereabouts of the two suspects are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.